Friday, January 18, 2013

"Siege of Boston" Powder Horn by Lee Larkin

This "Siege of Boston" powder horn is inspired by a horn in Stephen Grancsay's book American Engraved Powder Horns (Plate XXIV).  The carved spout features double rings at the tip and facets leading down to double rings for the front powder horn strap attachment.  The spout is then round down to the engrailed shoulder.  The base plug on the horn is turned from maple and has a brass drawer pull for the rear strap attachment.  The engraving on the horn features a map of Boston and its surrounding towns including Cambridge, Watertown, and the vacant streets of Charlestown.  It features a number of British ships in the harbor, and both Continental and British fortifications in and around Boston.  The horn has been yellowed using ferric nitrate, in the old manner, and has been lightly distressed.  

Copy and photos supplied by Lee Larkin.

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